LandMarks Magazine Contents

2010 September

Editorial – The Testing Time

We are in the testing time right now: “Though all nations are to pass in judgment before God, yet He will examine the case of each individual with as close and searching scrutiny as if there were not another being upon the earth. Everyone must be tested and found without spot or wrinkle or any ... Read more

Rapture and The Second Coming

The word rapture is not found anywhere in the Bible. It means to catch up or snatch away something. When Jesus comes, His people are going to be taken out of this world; they are going to go up in a cloud with Jesus to heaven.

Immorality Before Crossing the Jordan

This commandment Jesus describes, is as broad and does not just refer to adultery between married people. This commandment covers all kinds of sexual perversity and immorality. I don’t think anyone would disagree with the fact that we live in a sex-crazy, sensual, seductive society. Our culture is sex consumed.

Joseph and Jehovah-Jirah

Joseph, one of my favorite Bible characters, I believe is one of the most remarkable characters in the Bible. I hope this sketch impels you to study and contemplate his life story, as the applications and lessons from his life are innumerable. My goal is to illustrate from the life of Joseph what a firm ... Read more

Dangerous Path – Secret Protector

I look back and I know why Grandma showed up at my gate that day. It was the only time she had been there. It was because God loved me and had plans for my life. I look back and I can see God’s hand of protection over me.

Be Ye Separate

“We are not to elevate our standard just a little above the world’s standard, but we are to make the distinction decidedly apparent. The reason we have had so little influence upon unbelieving relatives and associates is that there has been so little decided difference between our practices and those of the world.”

Inspiration – A Letter from Sister White regarding Man-made Tests

Satan is not pleased when the people of God demonstrate the ennobling, elevating influence that pure truth has upon human minds. He is the author of the silly fables which some have been presenting. The cheap, weak tests which he leads men to advocate...

Children’s Story – Building a Bridge

In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with Long Island. However, bridge building experts throughout the world thought that it was an impossible feat,...

Keys to the Storehouse – Those Weary Feet

As I am washing another’s feet, my prayer is ascending to God that He will continually wash the dust from our feet that has been collected while walking on this earth and that His healing touch be applied where the dust has caused harm.

Questions and Answers – Which Interpretation is Right?

Many people interpret the Bible. How do you know which interpretation is the right one? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20...

Health – Flax, a Marvelous Little Seed

Flax is one of the oldest known textile fibers. Both flaxseed and linen cloth have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs. It has been cultivated in all temperate and tropical regions for so many centuries that it is found semi-wild in almost all countries in which it is cultivated.

Nature – Sand Tigers

The beetles represent the largest Order of insects, with over 250,000 described species. Within this Order is a family known as the tiger beetles, containing about 2,000 species worldwide.

Food – Smoking and Your Health

Smoking is very closely related not just to lung problems, but also heart disease. Smoking causes a whole host of problems for the heart: abnormally increases the heart rate both during and after smoking and it increases the blood pressure.

Recipe – Barley-Pea Casserole

3 cups hot water 1 cup cashew pieces 1 cup whole barley 1 onion, chopped 1 Tbsp chicken-like seasoning 2 carrots, grated 1 Tbsp oil (option) 1-16 oz. pkg. frozen peas, thawed Place all into casserole dish, except peas. Cover and bake for 1 ½ hours at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and top with ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Mystery of Iniquity

September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010 - “Sin originated with him who, next to Christ, had been most honored of God and who stood highest in power and glory among the inhabitants of heaven. Before his fall, Lucifer was first of the covering cherubs, holy and undefiled.”

Bible Study Guides – The Dark Ages

October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010 - "...the same hatred that led to the persecution of the disciples, still works in the children of disobedience. The same spirit which in the Dark Ages consigned men and women to prison, to exile, and to death, which conceived the exquisite torture of the Inquisition..."

Bible Study Guides – The “ Little Horn ”

October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010 - “I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.” Daniel ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Religious Intolerance

October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010 - With what words did Christ seek to correct the bitter intolerance found even among His beloved disciples? Luke 9:54, 55. What contrast did He present to those who use force? Revelation 3:20; John 6:66–69.

Bible Study Guides – The Midnight of the World

October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010 - "...they continued to regard the Bible as the only rule of faith and adhered to many of its truths. These Christians believed in the perpetuity of the law of God and observed the Sabbath of the fourth commandment. Churches that held to this faith and practice existed ... Read more

All Bible texts, unless appearing in quoted references or otherwise identified, are from the New King James Version.